BOSTON — Michael Pineda says he was just trying to get a better grip on the ball.
Now, he won’t need one for a while.
A day after being caught using pine tar on the mound, the New York Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games by the commissioner’s office on Thursday.
Pineda said he won’t appeal, costing him two starts before he can return May 5 at the Los Angeles Angels.
“I accept it,” Pineda said before Thursday night’s game at Fenway Park. “I know I made a mistake.”